India’s E Sreedharan: 60 years of building the country’s bridges, railway lines, and metros

India’s E Sreedharan: 60 years of building the country’s bridges, railway lines, and metros

By the year 2014, Sreedharan the technocrat had spent sixty years in the public space.

He had joined the Indian Railways Engineering Service (IRES) as an assistant engineer in 1954, and retired from the organization after thirty-six years of service in 1990. He founded Konkan Rail Corporation Limited (KRCL), spending seven years there, after which he became the managing director of DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) in 1997.

When he retired from DMRC in December 2011, he was seventy-nine years of age. At that time, having spent fifty-seven years in public service, all he wanted was a quiet life in retirement. Read More…

 

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